Other "Bibra" Families
Bibran-Modlau (Bibran, Bibra und Modlau, Bibra-
Modlau)
was a Silesian noble family which was raised to Reichsfreiherr
(Imperial barons) 1624.

The family and the three sons-in-law of the apparent last Bibran-Modlau used
multiple variations of the name including:

“Bibra” instead of “Bibran”
von Bibran und Modlau
Block von Bibran und Modlau
Kölichen gen. Freiherren von Bibra u. Modlau
Schönberg von Bibra und Modlau.

One source (Origines familiae Bibranorum in Francia orientali utraque Silesia et
Lusatia ...) reports that the family descends from a Sigmund von Bibra (Franconian
Bibra family) who traveled to Silesia in the 11th century, however the different coat
of arms casts doubt on the connection. [1] By 1480 Modlau and Profen were
already in possession of the family. At the end of the family, it was centered at
Reisicht in present day Poland. Prominent members of the family were: Friedrich
Heinrich von Bibran-Modlau, Abraham von Bibran Kittlitztreben und Woitsdorf, and
Sigismund Heinrich von Bibran-Modlau who was one of the largest land owner in
Silesia.

David Heinrich von Bibran-Modlau was the apparent last male member of the
family. When he died in 1828, he had three daughters. His three sons-in-law (von
Kölichen, von Block and von Schönberg) incorporated the Bibran-Modlau into their
names. [2]
[edit] von Senden-Bibran

The son-in-law Ernst Heinrich von Kölichen, who had incorporated the Bibran-
Modlau name and coat of arms died (1832) with a daughter, Agnes, but no sons.
Ernst’s son-in-law, Ludwig von Senden again incorporated (c. 1836) the Bibran
name into his own becoming “von Senden-Bibran” as in Gustav von Senden-
Bibran.
Reisicht, castle of both the
Bibra(n)-Modlau and
Bibran-Senden familes.  
Below is a postcard from
the 1930's.  It was
bulldozed in the 1956
when the Polish
government attempted to
remove all thing German
from formerly German land.
Link to Bibras in America for